## INAUGURATION OF XAVIER UNIVERSITY
The Xavier University and the New Campus has been inaugurated by Shri Naveen Patnaik, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha on Monday, July 7, 2014 at the new campus at Nijigarh, Kurki.
## FOUNDATION DAY LECTURE
The Foundation Day Lecture was held at 6.30 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2013.
Dr. Preetha Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited was the Chief Guest and delivered the Foundation Day Lecture.
## Visit of Dr. Shashi Tharoor
Hon'ble Minister of State for HRD Dr. Shashi Tharoor visited XIMB on Thursday 3rd October, 2013 for an interaction session with the students in the auditorium.
## GRADUATION CEREMONY OF THE 3CONTINENT MASTER OF GLOBAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME
Congratulations to the second batch of 3Continent Master of Global Management Students on their Graduation.
The graduation ceremony of the second batch of the 3Continent Master of Global Management held on 23rd August 2013 at Fordham University in New York.## New Dean (Administration) and Coordinator, CENDERET
Fr. Augustine Vattamattam, S.J. is appointed as the Dean of Administration with effect from June 1, 2013. He will also be in-charge of Kurki Campus.
Fr. P.D. Thomas, S.J. is appointed as the Coordinator of CENDERET with effect from June 1, 2013. He will also be the Dean of Student Affairs and Administrator of MDC & MDP.
Shri Jaspal Singh Bindra, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer - Asia, Standard Chartered PLC of Standard Chartered Bank Limited honored as Chief Guest and Convocation Speaker for the 22nd Convocation.
Placement news-2013 of XIMB published in various news papers.
[Business Standard] [The Pioneer] [Indian Express] [Sambad]
## Grand Home Coming: Silver Jubilee Batch Meet of Alumni (Batch of 1987-89)
Being the Silver Jubilee Year, from this year onwards, Silver Jubilee Batch meet of alumni, called Grand Home-Coming (GHC) organized at XIMB. XIMB intend to commence GHC with the alumni of first Batch (1987-89), which was held on the 28th and 29th of December, 2012.Shri. JB Patnaik, Hon’ble Governor of Assam, address the faculty, staff, students and alumni (Batch of 1987-89), and felicitated Padmashree Fr. Romuald D’Souza, SJ, Founding Director of XIMB.
## 1st National Symposium on Rural Management
The 1st National Symposium on Rural Management, titled “Building Professionals for Inclusive Growth” was held at XIMB from November 9-10, 2012. This
symposium reflected on the issues and develop strategies and designs
for expansion, institutionalization and better domain engagement of the
Rural Management Programme.
The Inauguration Function was held at the Auditorium at 9.00 a.m. on November 9, 2012.Dr. Mihir Shah, Member, Planning Commission, Govt. of India delivered the Inaugural and Keynote Address.
## Inauguration of EPWP
The 3rd batch of Executive Programme for Working Professionals (EPWP 2012-13) commenced on 27 October 2012 at New Delhi.
The programme was inaugurated by Fr. PT Joseph SJ, Director at 3.00 pm in the presence of Prof. P. K. Mohanty, Programme Coordinator.
## GRADUATION CEREMONY OF THE 3CONTINENT MASTER OF GLOBAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME
Congratulations to the first batch of 3Continent Master of Global Management Students on their Graduation.
The graduation ceremony of the first batch of the 3Continent Master of Global Management was held on 22nd August 2012 at Fordham University in New York.
XIMB Director along with the Deans of Antwerp Management School and the Director of Fordham Graduate School of Business officiated the function.
## Management@Grassroots Programme
Management@Grassroots programme is another academic initative of XIMB which aims at providing community relevant course contents and pedagogy with active participation from the target audience of these courses. Pilot testing of the concerned courses along with its pedagogical approaches have been the hallmark of this creative initiative. As part of this unique programme, the first phase relating to pilot teaching certain courses was completed on 28th July, 2012. The pilot tested courses were Community Organization, Integrated Low Cost Agriculture, Post Harvest Management & Value Addition and Marketing. The course designers delivering the pilot teaching felt that this initiative was a tremendous value addition in terms of developing the fit between the capacity needs for the grass root level community organization and the content & pedagogy. The participants in the first phase of this programme included fourteen rural youth at the level of local resource persons (LRPs) and potential functional coordinators of Nava Jyoti farming community and seven participants from three NGOs working with different farming communities. The second phase of this programme is scheduled from 13 to 27 August, 2012.
## XIMB Launched a Certificate Programme in Leadership and Managerial Proficiency (LAMP) for the People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in North East States
UNDP sponsored two-month certificate programme in Leadership and Managerial Proficiency (LAMP) for People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in the North East region.This programme was inaugurated on (April 20, 2012) at 4.00 pm at Don Bosco Institute of Management (DBIM), Guwahati.
A total of 40 participants from the states of Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland are attending this programme. Prof. S. Peppin is coordinating this programme.
The Valedictory Function of the 3-day International Conference on Resettlement & Rehabilitation, jointly organized by XIMB-XLRI-TISS from April 10 -12, 2012, was held at XIMB on April 12, 2012.
Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, had delivered the Valedictory Address.
Shri H.M. Nerurkar, Managing Director, Tata Steel Limited, was the Guest of Honour.
The International Conference on Resettlement & Rehabilitation, jointly organized by XIMB-XLRI-TISS, was held at XIMB from April 10 - 12, 2012.
His Excellency, Shri Murlidhar Chandrakant Bhandare, Hon’ble Governor of Odisha, had delivered the Inaugural Address.
The Keynote Address was delivered by Prof. Michael M. Cernea, Research Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, George Washington University, USA.
## 21st Convocation 2012
The Convocation 2012 was successfully held at XIMB on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Shri Harsh C. Mariwala, Chairman & Managing Director of Marico Limited was the Chief Guest and Convocation Speaker for the 21st Convocation.
## Seminar on the 3 Continent Master of Global Management Programme
A Seminar on the 3 Continent Master of Global Management Programme was held at XIMB Auditorium on February 25, 2012 from 10.00 am onwards. The speakers of the Seminar were as follows:
Prof. Phillipe Naert, Dean, Antwerp Management School, Belgium
Prof. David Gautschi, Dean, Fordham Graduate School of Business, New York
Prof. Sertan Kabadayi, Academic Director (3C MGM Programme)
Mr. Luc Broos, General Manager, Provincial Development Authority of Antwerp
Mr. K. Dasaratharaman, President – Specialty Retail at RPG Group
Dr. Srikanth Sundararajan, Worldwide Head of Technology and Strategy, Persistent Systems and Visiting Faculty, IIT, Bhubaneswar
## National Conference on CSR
The XIMB-TISS National Conference on “Corporate Social Responsibility: Issues in Implementation” was held at XIMB from February 9-11, 2012.
## International Conference
International Conference on "Universities and Intermediaries for Socially Inclusive Development" held on 2-3 February, 2012 at Colombo, Sri Lanka. [ Details ]
## Visit of Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Hon'ble Former President of India visited XIMB and address the faculty, staff and students on January 05, 2012. [View Photographs]
## Foundation Day Celebration
The Foundation Day Lecture delivered on 8th December, 2011 at 4:30 pm by Shri. S. Gopalakrishnan (Kris), Executive Co-chairman, Infosys. [View Photographs]
## CEOs Roundtable on Affirmative Action
CEOs Roundtable on Affirmative Action was held at XIMB on 25th November 2011. The session addressed by Fr. P. T. Joseph,SJ & moderated by Mr Rajive Kaul, Past President, CII & Chairman, Nicco Corporation Ltd.
Panelist: Mr Ranaveer Sinha, Chairman, CII Eastern Region & Managing Director, Telco Construction Equipment Company
Mr. B L Raina, Past Chairman, CII Eastern Region & Chairman, JUSCO
Mr B L Bagra, Chairman, Odisha State Council, CII & Director (F) & CMD (I/C), National Aluminium Co Ltd
Mr Suresh Thawani, Vice Chairman, Odisha State Council & Managing Director, Tata Sponge Iron Ltd.
Mr Sandipan Chakravortty, Past Chairman, CII Eastern Region & Managing Director, TSPDL
Mr. Tarun Daga, Vice Chairman, Manufacturing Innovation & Technology Subcommittee, CII(ER) & Managing Director, The Tata Tinplate Co.
## "World Humanitarian Day" Celebrated at XIMB
Xavier Institute of Management and Concern Worldwide together celebrated World Humanitarian Day 2011 on 19th August . The event chaired by eminent dignitaries from NDMA , UNDP , Red Cross , CARE and other humanitarian organizations.
Chief Guest : Mr T. Nandakumar , NDMA
Department of Public Enterprises, Govt. of India, chooses XIMB, to train 13 major Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Congratulations to Prof. Niraj Kumar for being nominated as a member of the Working Group for Posts for Twelfth Five Year Plan.
XIMB ranked 10th across India by recent survey by Business World 2011[Details]
Congratulations to Prof. B S Mishra (Currently on leave as Chief Economist of Bank of India) being selected as a Working Group Member of 'Public Sector Draft on Private Sector Saving' for the Planning commission working on 12th five year plan.
Congratulations to Prof. Shambu Prasad for being selected as a member of the sub-group on "Upscaling of innovative technologies" of the Planning commission.
B-Schools ranking published in the AIMA's Indian Management (Publication May 2011) [Details]
XIMB has been ranked 6th across India in recent survey by Indian Management Best Business School Survey 2011.
Convocation-2011 was held at XIMB premises on 30th March, 2011. Shri. Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godej Group, invited as Chief Guest and Convocation Speaker.
Dean(Academics) Prof. Subhajyoti Ray gave welcome address and Director Fr. PT Joseph presented the annual activity report of the institute. Chairman of the Board of Governers Mr Rajiv Kaul congratulates the graduating students. Dean(Administration) Fr. PD Thomas gave the vote of thanks.